Wednesday, January 2, 2013

SP5595ish, 02/01/2013

I was back to work today - leaving home and returning in the dark is not conducive to adding to the challenge tally. I was tempted to go for a torchlight walk, but with other things to do I decided to leave that for another day. Instead I spent a fruitful 20 minutes or so scaring the wits out of the garden molluscs with a bright torch and flash photography. I wasn't sure whether the macro conversion lens would work well enough in such conditions but it seems okay. Added six to the tally:

Common Shiny woodlouse (Oniscus asellus)
Arion distinctus (slug)
Netted Slug (Deroceras reticulatum)
Caruana's Slug (Deroceras panormitanum)
Lumbricus terrestris (earthworm)
Lithobius forficatus (centipede)

Arion distinctus

Deroceras panormitanum

Deroceras reticulatum

4 comments:

  1. Good work Mark - what's the book you use for slug ID?

    Cheers

    Andy

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  2. This is 30 years old. Still useful?
    http://www.field-studies-council.org/fieldstudies/documents/vol5.5_156_a.pdf

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  3. Yes, still a good key Brian. For the various groups that I don't have literature for I'll also use pertinent Internet resources and try to get a range of detail and reference images.

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  4. Thanks guys - looks very helpful.

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